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discourse
used in Wuthering Heights

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Definition a serious speech, writing, or conversation on a particular topic
  • A Pious Discourse delivered by the Reverend Jabez Branderham, in the Chapel of Gimmerden Sough.'
    Chapter 3 (27% in)
  • He — probably swayed by prudential consideration of the folly of offending a good tenant — relaxed a little in the laconic style of chipping off his pronouns and auxiliary verbs, and introduced what he supposed would be a subject of interest to me, — a discourse on the advantages and disadvantages of my present place of retirement.
    Chapter 1 (97% in)
  • 'Sir,' I exclaimed, 'sitting here within these four walls, at one stretch, I have endured and forgiven the four hundred and ninety heads of your discourse.
    Chapter 3 (38% in)
  • By his knack of sermonising and pious discoursing, he contrived to make a great impression on Mr. Earnshaw; and the more feeble the master became, the more influence he gained.
    Chapter 5 (26% in)
  • — I seed young Linton boath coming and going, and I seed YAH' (directing his discourse to me), 'yah gooid fur nowt, slattenly witch! nip up and bolt into th' house, t' minute yah heard t' maister's horse-fit clatter up t' road.'
    Chapter 9 (83% in)
  • And he stared hard at the object of discourse, as one might do at a strange repulsive animal: a centipede from the Indies, for instance, which curiosity leads one to examine in spite of the aversion it raises.
    Chapter 10 (90% in)
  • He could not bear to discourse long upon the topic; for though he spoke little of it, he still felt the same horror and detestation of his ancient enemy that had occupied his heart ever since Mrs. Linton's death.
    Chapter 21 (69% in)

There are no more uses of "discourse" in Wuthering Heights.

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